We are looking to recruit two Accountants to join our teams supporting the People & Place directorates.
The Accountant role is a demanding role for an ambitious, self-motivated individual who can demonstrate an aptitude for working on their own initiative, within a team, under pressure and to strict deadlines.
One post sits within the Education, Dedicated Schools Grant and Public Health Team reporting to the Senior Accountant.
The other post sits within the Resources Directorate reporting to the Finance Manager and providing support to the Resources and Place service teams.
The posts will be involved in budget setting, budgetary control, closedown of the service accounts at the financial year end and the financial administration duties in respect of a service areas they support. This involves providing financial advice and information which assists managers in the delivery of their services.
The successful applicants must be numerate and computer literate, including the use of Excel spreadsheets, with a wide knowledge and experience of accountancy and the ability to give advice to non-finance staff. Applicants should be undertaking AAT Level 4 or already a qualified Accounting Technician (or equivalent, or qualified by experience) with 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment. Further training opportunities are available to the successful applicant.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to local government pension scheme and family friendly policies. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Potts, Finance Manager on 01635 519115 (People Directorate) or Ian Wigginton, Finance Manager (Resources Directorate) on 01635 519836
Interviews are due to take place on 1st/4th October 2021.